1.5.4 Lab – My Local Network Answers

Last Updated on February 9, 2021 by Admin

1.5.4 Lab – My Local Network Answers

Lab – My Local Network (Answers Version)

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Objectives

  • Record all the different network attached devices in your home or classroom.
  • Investigate how each device connects to the network to send and receive information.
  • Create a diagram showing the topology of your network.
  • Label each device with its function within the network.

Background / Scenario

The path that a message takes from its source to destination can be as simple as a single cable connecting one computer to another or as complex as a network that literally spans the globe. The network infrastructure contains three categories of hardware components:

  • End devices
  • Intermediary network devices
  • Network media

Instructions

Take a close look at the network you have at home or school. Record the network and end-user devices that are connected on the local network.

Sample

Manufacturer

Device

Location

Connection

Media

Apple

iPhone

Mobile

Wireless

WiFi & cell phone

Samsung

Galaxy Smart Phone

Mobile

Wireless

WiFi & cell phone

Cisco

Cable Modem

Home office

Wired

Cable TV coaxial cable and Ethernet cable.

Linksys

Wireless Router

Home office

Wired

Ethernet cable.

HP

Printer/Scanner

Home office

Wireless

WiFi

Apple

MacBook Air

Mikayla’s Room

Wireless

WiFi

Beats by Dre

Headphones

My Room

Wireless

Bluetooth

Microsoft

Xbox

My Room

Wired

Ethernet Cable

Your Local Network

Manufacturer

Device

Location

Connection

Media

Motorola

Cable Modem

Home Office

Wired

Cable TV coaxial cable and Ethernet cable.

Netgear

Wireless Router

Home Office

Wired

Ethernet Cable

HP

All-in-One Printer

Home Office

Wireless

WiFi

Dremel

3D Printer

Home Office

Wired

Ethernet Cable

Lenovo

Laptop

Home Office

Wireless/Wired

WiFi/Ethernet Cable

Apple

Laptop

Home Office

Wireless/Wired

WiFi/Ethernet Cable

Samsung

Smart TV

Great Room

Wireless

WiFi

Apple

iPhone

Mobile

Wireless

WiFi & cell phone

Continue the list on a separate page if necessary.

Reflection

  1. Are there other electronic devices that are not connected to the local network to share information or resources? What would be the benefit of having these devices online?

Type your answers here.

Network Attached Storage can provide extra local or back up storage and allow users to share their files in a central location. Home Security cameras can be connected to the network so you can have access to the information remotely.

  1. Which type of connectivity is used most frequently in your local network, wired or wireless?

Type your answers here.

If most of your devices are connected via Ethernet cables, then you would be using wired connection more frequently. However, if most of your devices are more mobile, such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, you probably use the wireless connection more often.

  1. Draw a diagram of your local network. Label each device with a name and location.

Draw your diagram here.

 

 

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